The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology

Sleep Wake

The Division of Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology is dedicated to providing outstanding clinical care for patients with disorders that affect the sleep-wake cycle. We are committed to performing high quality research and to making outstanding contributions to the areas of clinical research that includes the entire spectrum of sleep medicine.We are devoted to producing well-trained and highly qualified sleep specialists.

The Sleep-Wake Disorders Center of the Department of Neurology at Montefiore Medical Center was established in 1975 as a referral center to assist doctors in the diagnosis and treatment of patients who have severe or long standing problems associated with sleeping and waking. The Center was the first accredited sleep disorders center in the USA in 1977.

The Center is staffed by adult and pediatric neurologists, as well as a clinical psychologist. All staff members are sleep specialists certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, knowledgeable of the most recent developments in the field of sleep-wake disorders. Consults in cardiology, psychiatry, pediatrics, dentistry, pulmonology and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) are also available when needed.


Department Chairman

Mark Mehler Mark F. Mehler, M.D. (bio)

Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Chair of The Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology
Alpern Family Foundation Chair in Cerebral Palsy Research
Director, Institute for Brain Disorders and Neural Regeneration

Letter from the Chairman